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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-08-09

France: Teething problems for Macron's fledgling party

President Emmanuel Macron's "La République En Marche" party is having its first teething problems, as it transitions from a grassroots movement to France's most powerful political organisation. Its members are being asked to vote on "statutes", the written rules which would determine the party's leadership structure. The vote was supposed to be a formality, but it's causing tensions among members who want more of a say in the party's future. Claire Paccalin-Williams and Karina Chabour report.

A programme prepared by Stéphane Bernstein and Aline Schmidt.

By Claire PACCALIN , Karina CHABOUR

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2018-10-15 Focus

US Supreme Court decision boosts anti-abortion activists in California

California is often considered one of the most forward-thinking and liberal states in the US. But recently, so-called "pro-life" medical centres have been popping up across the...

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2018-10-12 Focus

From Bouaké to Abidjan, the bumpy road to reconciliation in Ivory Coast

In November 2010, a disputed presidential election in Ivory Coast sparked violence. Rival supporters of Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara clashed for weeks, leaving some 3,000...

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2018-10-11 Focus

White-only South African town nostalgic for apartheid

Some 27 years after the abolition of apartheid, there are still communities of white South Africans who refuse to mix with their black fellow citizens. It's the case in the town...

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2018-10-10 Focus

Why four million people risk being left stateless in India

Imagine losing your nationality and even being deported if you don't have papers to corroborate your heritage. Some four million people are facing that very scenario in the...

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2018-10-09 Focus

Scandal in Japan: Tokyo Medical University restricted number of female doctors

Following recent media revelations, Tokyo's prestigious Medical University has admitted that for 12 years, it manipulated entrance exam scores to restrict the number of female...

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